My visa application has been rejected, due to lack of financial evidence clarity.This time I am getting a letter from my uncle that I will stay 5 days with him and the other 5 days in London. My purpose of visit is General Tourism and visiting my uncle. In the previous application I did mention that I will meet my uncle but I showed a hotel booking in London for 10 days.Also I will be travelling with my wife and 3 kids, aged 9,7 and one year. Now I am confused shall I apply for General Visitor or Family Visit. In 2012, I was sponsored by same uncle and I did got a family visit visa. KIndly advice the type of visa I should apply for.

  • The family visitor visa does not exist any more. In fact, neither does the general visitor visa. You need to apply for the visitor (standard) visa.
    – Gayot Fow
    May 6, 2015 at 22:21
  • @GayotFow can you turn this into an answer, perhaps?
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 19, 2015 at 5:08
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    @MarkMayo, I'm on it like a bonnet!
    – Gayot Fow
    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:06
  • @MarkMayo, can you check it now? It's a very standard type of answer for this very standard type of situation :) The OP generated this question last spring, hopefully everything worked out for him. :)
    – Gayot Fow
    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:23
  • @GayotFow yeah, but I figure it's worth answering for other users too.
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:25

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There was a rule change in the Immigration Act 2014 that affects your decision...

To qualify as a family visitor, your sponsor must be immediate family or in the direct ascendent/descendent line. So an uncle does not meet that criteria. When you fill out the first part of the application, you can set it so it looks like this...

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And then explain that your uncle is providing third party support in accordance with V 4.3 (a) of the rules...

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Your uncle needs to submit all of the financial evidence listed in the supporting documents guidance.

I suggest that the guidance be studied carefully before submitting your application.

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